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July 04, 2018 : A Powerful Symbol

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Cut out newspaper words that describe the bald eagle. Now paste the words together in the shape of a bald eagle in flight.

2. In the newspaper, circle any words or pictures of animals that are often prey for bald eagles.

3. Bald eagle feathers insulat e, protect and camouflage . Write those words down the left side of a piece of paper. Next to each word, put a newspaper word or picture for something that affects humans. What can insulate, protect or camouflage people?

4. How do these relate to the bald eagle: (a) “balanced molting, ” (b) lead bullets, (c) raptors and (d) the Great Seal?

5. Choose another raptor – owl, falcon, vulture. Use the internet or books to learn about your raptor. Now use a Venn diagram to compare your raptor and the bald eagle. A Venn diagram is mad e of two overlapping circles. The ways your raptor and the bald eagle are the same are written in the overlapped center section of the diagram. The characteristics specific to each raptor are written in each side section of the circles.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students understand the interactions of animals and their environments. (Science: Life Science)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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